September 22, 2021
Weil worked with Fair and Just Prosecution, a project of the Tides Center, to submit an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Respondents in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Amicus curiae are nearly one hundred current and former prosecutors and law enforcement leaders, former state attorneys general, former federal and state court judges, and former U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Department of Justice officials opposing Mississippi’s pre-viability, 15-week abortion ban and the state’s attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade. The brief emphasizes that overturning nearly 50 years of the Supreme Court’s precedent would enable the criminalization of healthcare providers and women who seek abortions, undermine trust in the justice system, endanger communities, and disproportionately harm women of color and low-income women. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear argument in Dobbs on December 1, 2021. The Weil team members are John P. Mastando III, Lauren Bernstein, Tania C. Matsuoka, Frank T. Ungerer, Hong Zhang, and Sherry Safavi.